It’s almost comical to compare The Monkees’ legacy to other certified members of the Hall of Fame. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts? Ringo Starr (solo)? Donna Summer?
Tour after tour, the Monkees keep rolling on,well into their 70s. That’s more than just nostalgia at play, although audience memories are clearly part of the group’s jet fuel circa 2016.
That means entrance into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame is long overdue.. Gulp hard, voters, and admit reality.